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Tuesday, October 10, 2006

North Korea

Could someone explain to me how when we ~think~ Iraq ~might~ have weapons of mass destruction or ~might~ be working on nuclear stuff, we march in and take over the country, but when North Korea test launches a long range missle and then follows it up with testing nuclear explosives a few months later, we start discussing sanctions?

Oh sure, it's because our resources are stretched so darned thin we couldn't possibly mount a legitimate attack on N. Korea and expect to do well. And because China would come hand us our ass. And because they don't have oil. And a bunch of other bitter and cynical reasons. But sheeesh, the hypocrisy of it all certainly won't be lost on the Islamic world. Bah.

3 Comments:

  • Because they have teeth.

    By Blogger Flonkbob, at 9:29 AM  

  • Basically what flonkbob said. If someone actually has nuclear weapons, you don't invade them because they might actually use them, but if they don't, hey invade them all you want!.

    By Blogger Chris S, at 11:51 PM  

  • It's not hypocracy. North Korea was widely believed to have a bomb right around the time Bush took power.

    At that point, it becomes too late to try and stop them. We go and blow all their nuclear facilities to kingdom come, and then Seoul is vaporized in response. Not good.

    By Blogger Kevin, at 11:27 AM  

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